Ancient oriental watercolors are characterized by their delicate hues. Now today's artist can journey back into time to create with the same timeless palette used by Japanese and Chinese artists 15 centuries ago.
Color Swatch created using heavy application/diluted application and was applied on cold press watercolor paper (150 lb) material.
Diarylide Yellow is a semi-opaque, moderately staining, intense deep reddish yellow pigment with good tinting strength.
Diarylide Yellow 83 has very good lightfastness and permanence. However, it can fade in tints, so some artists do not consider it suitable as an artists’ color. Many other diarylide yellow pigments are reported to have fair to poor lightfastness, and some are completely fugitive. Diarylide Yellow 83 is reputed to be one of the most permanent of the entire group.
Diarylide Yellow has no significant acute hazards, but chronic hazards have not been well studied.
Diarylide Yellow comes from a family of azo pigments called Diarylide. These yellow hued pigments were developed around 1940 and are very important in printing inks.
Benzidine Yellow, Diazo Yellow.
Magnesium Ferrite an opaque reddish brown pigment with high tinting strength.
Magnesium Ferrite has excellent lightfastness.
Magnesium Ferrite is mildly toxic.
Magnesium Ferrite occurs in natural deposits with iron oxides. It is a component of some natural earth pigments. Magnesium Ferrite is often used as a pigment in industrial coatings for corrosion protection.
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